A short film about a girl's journey through extreme hardships in the foster care system and later toward healing and restoration, was the winner of the Best Film for the 168 Film Festival and recipient of an award of up to $1 million to go for production of a feature length movie.
Calif. Governor Signs Student Transgender Bill Into Law; 'This Is Insanity' Says Pro-Family Advocate
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday that gives transgender students access to restrooms and locker rooms designated for either gender, as well as participation on either girls' or boys' sports teams. Framed as an equal rights issue by gay and transgender activists, those opposed to such a law say it sets a dangerous precept, and some are telling parents to homeschool or enroll children in private Christian schools.
An estimated combined total of 5,000 people met to pray at all 29 Cullman County School District campuses in Alabama to participate in a prayer caravan Saturday. Hundreds more gathered for a prayer rally at the county fairgrounds in the evening. Spurred on by the threat of legal action from a Wisconsin-based atheists group citing "separation of church and state" to stop the event, the third annual caravan attracted as many as 1,000 people at one high school.
Evangelist Pastor Greg Laurie said he believes that every Christian's personal testimony is significant whether their story of coming to know Jesus Christ is less "radical" than another person's story or not.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said that a Wisconsin-based atheists group opposed to a Cullman County school district-wide prayer caravan prior to the fall semester is misinterpreting the First Amendment. Plans for the caravan beginning Saturday morning and a rally later in the day at a county fairgrounds are still on track.
A mobile pregnancy center in Elgin, Ill., that provides services such as ultrasound will be able to roll again after a federal court ruled that city officials cannot shutdown access by using an "unconstitutional" zoning code.
Students and some parents at an all-girls Catholic high school in Southern California rallied Thursday morning in support of a gay teacher who was fired after photos of his same-sex wedding were published in a local newspaper.
Colorado Christian University became the first non-profit organization on Wednesday to renew its lawsuit challenging the HHS abortion-drug mandate's "accommodation," which still forces the institution to go against its religious beliefs or pay high cost fines.
The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the right of Americans to pray before public meetings. The leader of the nationwide military chaplains group says that federal courts should no longer have to assess when a religious activity might make someone feel uncomfortable.
The superintendent of an Alabama school district made it clear on Tuesday that he is not afraid to stand up against the demands of a Wisconsin-based atheists group wanting to stop a prayer caravan this Saturday before school starts next week.
A Lutheran pastor in Minnesota is planning to combat a decline in church attendance by millennials (young adults born after 1981) by opening a "groundbreaking surprise church" targeting the generation and set to open next year.
One of the most impactful leaders of China's house church movement, Pastor Samuel Lamb (also known as Samuel Lam), passed away last Saturday at the age of 88.
In anticipation of a nationwide evangelism event this November to coincide with his 95th birthday, renowned preacher Billy Graham released a letter through his association this week in which he says that America needs a spiritual awakening more than ever before.
US State Dept. to Close Embassies, Consulates in Muslim Countries on Sunday; Cite Unspecified Security Concerns
The U.S. State Department plans to close embassies and consulates located in predominately Muslim countries on Sunday because of unspecified security concerns, officials announced Thursday.
In a letter written from inside a correctional facility, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez who is accused of first-degree murder writes that God has a plan for him and that something positive will happen as the result of his circumstance.
As gay couples made final preparations for marriages to be held on Thursday in Rhode Island and Minnesota when the states become the 12th and 13th in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia, to allow same-sex marriage, a religious liberty law group advised officials that they do not have to personally issue marriage licenses to same-sex applicants.
A Nashville-based Christian organization that equips orphans and impoverished aspiring musicians in the developing world with quality instruments says the gift of music alleviates "poverty of the soul."
A growing number of Christians, and especially religious liberty advocates, are voicing serious concern that publicly expressing the biblical belief that marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman will be classified as "hate speech."
For Tim Tebow it's a new team and a new season but the same drama when it comes to NFL analysts scrutinizing his every move – this time with the New England Patriots during training camp.
Seattle-based Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll announced plans for a 15th regional church in Phoenix to be launched to the sometime in late January or early February of next year.
Pastor Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, and his wife, Kay, spoke about their grief after the loss of their son, Matthew, and their unfailing hope in God during the Saddleback Church founders' first time back at the pulpit since their son's suicide nearly four months ago.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered for rallies for and against the Egyptian army's overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi in several parts of Egypt Friday as the ousted leader was officially placed under investigation for murder. As of Saturday morning, dozens of people were confirmed dead and hundreds wounded.
A group whose focus is to wipe expressions of religion from the public square in the U.S. is attempting to stop Cullman County Schools in Alabama from conducting a prayer caravan that includes school district leaders stopping to pray at each school in early August. The atheist and "free thinkers" group is also asking the district to stop daily recitation of the Lord's Prayer over the schools' loudspeaker every morning.
A leader from the National Religious Broadcasters association is concerned that an upcoming reality show called "Preachers of L.A." where lavish lifestyles are expected to be showcased will create an IRS backlash and bring unwarranted targeting on legitimate Christian ministries.
The National Religious Broadcasters association plans to host a conference focused on the issues, concerns, and opportunities facing media professionals involved in Christian ministry, broadcasting, and electronic media that is planned for next month in Plano, Texas.